One of the least expected novels to be included in the 2013 Booker Prize longlist is Richard House’s The Kills, not least because of its multi-media dimension. ┬áLike the Best of Granta, it’s┬álonglist that smuggles in Americans as best it can. House, now teaching at Birmingham University, lived in Chicago for many years and was a founder member of the art-collective, HAHA. He’s also editor of a digital magazine called Fat Boy Review.